About us

Stephen Place - Director

Growing up in Dublin, Stephen learned the art of Irish hospitality and is delighted to fulfil and surpass the travel goals of our clients when they visit our enchanting island. An aspiring professional soccer player before he was bitten by the travel bug, Stephen became one of Dublin’s most popular tour guides by earning the admiration and repeat business of the top luxury travel agencies in the US and Europe. With his unparalleled access, charm, and resourcefulness, it was no surprise when while hosting a group of Maltese work colleagues around Ireland, sparks flew and he met the woman of his dreams. In 2015, Stephen married, moved to Malta and opened My Maltese Guide because he believed there was a better way to show case the history, culture, food, art, architecture and lifestyle of his new home. His comprehensive knowledge and charisma raised the game for touring in Malta. Stephen’s happy when our clients are happy and that’s what it’s all about.  In his free time, Stephen is husband to Liz and father of two unruly American Akitas, and if time permits a kick of a ball or two with fellow Irish expatriates in Malta.

Joanna Muscat - Luxury Travel Advisor

A Maltese native, Joanna joined the company in 2019 with extensive experience in the industry. As the daughter of a pilot and a travel agent, she developed a love of travel at an early age. After stints with Air Malta and her mother’s travel agency, she earned a business degree and has transformed our operation by implementing the right strategies and growth processes.  Joanna derives her strength from a combination of business savvy, identifying opportunities with our suppliers and partners, passion for travel and most importantly, sharing her love of her beautiful island home with our clients. Outside of the office, Joanna is a partner to Karl and a mom to her beautiful son Andrew and 2 dogs Daisy and Pippa.